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District constable, businessman charged in series of courthouse security scare

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 5:41 PM

A district constable and a businessman have been charged by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) in relation to the series of security scare at the courthouses in downtown Kingston and Falmouth, Trelawny.

Charged with creating public mischief are businessman Cardel Clarke of Top Town in Clarke's Town, Trelawny and 34-year-old District Constable Jason Williams of Kelly Road, Kingston 2.

Cardel will appear in the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday, February 6 and Williams will appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, February 21.

The police say the investigation found that the security scare, which occurred in August, September and December 2018, were concocted by the accused as a ploy to detract from ongoing court cases in which they are involved.

Head of C-TOC Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey says all threats to the criminal justice system are treated seriously.

Investigations into two other cases are continuing.

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